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Reports: Harry Kane could refuse Spurs training to force Manchester City move

Harry Kane's England teammates believe he could refuse to return pre-season training with Tottenham in an attempt to join Manchester City, according to a well-sourced journalist.

Matt Law of The Telegraph reports that Harry Kane's England teammates believe the 27-year-old could refuse to return to pre-season training with Spurs in a bid to force a move to Pep Guardiola's side.


Law writes that the England captain's colleagues think there is a possibility that the striker will not show up for training should the club's chairman Daniel Levy continue to dig his heels in over his talisman's future.


Kane's intentions to leave are well documented, along with his desire to join City this summer, but due to Levy's insistence that a sale won't be sanctioned, there's a growing feeling amongst supporters that seeing the player in sky blue is becoming increasingly unlikely.


However, it's clear City are yet to give up in their pursuit of last season's Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Year winner, and this news could represent the catalyst in which a sale becomes more achievable.

When we covered information from The Athletic's Charlie Eccleshare a few days ago, where it was said that Cty were willing to pay more than £100million for Kane, we highlighted that the player may need to rock the boat in order to weaken Levy's hand.


Should the senior England international refuse to join Nuno Espirito Santo's side for pre-season, Levy would surely have to reconsider his stance and begin to dwell on any proposals City would table - particularly if they were over the £100million threshold.


Law highlights that the situation could become reminiscent of the 2013 summer window in which Gareth Bale pulled out of a pre-season tour ahead of moving to Real Madrid.


However, the key difference in this case, alongside the one of Luka Modric, is that Levy would not be selling to a foreign club, meaning he may well just continue to dig in his heels and flat-out refuse to sell the forward this summer, with three years remaining on his deal.


Only time will tell whether Kane carries out what his fellow England players believe he may do, but it would present a conundrum in the offices at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and could provide City with a better chance of landing their number one target.

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Manchester City have announced the permanent transfer of Lukas Nmecha to Wolfsburg, and although the club haven't revealed details about a transfer fee and potential clauses, Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News has revealed that City sold Nmecha for £11million and have placed two clauses in the deal that took him to the Bundesliga side, where he has signed a four-year deal.


City have reportedly inserted a buyback clause into the deal - allowing them to bring the striker back to the Etihad Stadium should they want to - alongside a 15% sell-on clause - entitling them to that percentage of any sale Wolfsburg make on the Germany youth international.


Nmecha enjoyed a productive campaign at Vicent Kompany's Anderlecht last season and finished as the top scorer at the Under-21 European Championships.

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